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TurboTax Deluxe 2012 from Intuit is tax preparation software that helps guide you through the process of both organizing your tax documents and filing your taxes. TurboTax Deluxe 2012 looks for deduction opportunities as you go, helping you to maximize your deductions. TurboTax Deluxe 2012 also ensures you receive the maximum deduction for any donations you may have provided. Life changing events such as marriage, buying a home and more are also taken into account as TurboTax Deluxe 2012 guides you through the possible impacts that these events may have on your taxes.
To further assist you in your tax preparations, TurboTax Deluxe 2012 also helps to reduce audit risk, tailor your return by asking pertinent questions, spot errors and show how to fix them, receive your refund faster, and provide you help along the way with live tax answers.
Finds Tax Deductions and Credits to Get Biggest Refund
Maximizes Your Tax Deductions
TurboTax Deluxe 2012 asks simple questions about income, family situation and changes in your tax situation and credits. Then, based on your answers, searches for more than 350 deductions and credits to get you the biggest tax refund.
Looks for Deduction Opportunities as You Go
Shows which deductions you've taken and which deductions you haven't.
Gets You the Maximum Deduction for Donations
ItsDeductible (included) helps you accurately value items you donate to charity. Plus, it tracks other donations such as cash, mileage, and stocks to help you get every charitable deduction available.
Handles Your Life Changes
TurboTax guides you through common life changes, explains how the changes will impact your taxes, and tells you what you can deduct.
Helps with Medical Expenses
Does all the math and tells you if you qualify to deduct your medical expenses for maximum tax savings.
Helps Reduce Audit Risk
Includes Downloadable Audit Support Center
Gives you step-by-step guidance on everything you need to know and do if the IRS contacts you.
Audit Support Guarantee
Free one-on-one audit guidance year-round from an experienced tax expert.
Tracks Your Audit Risk
Audit Risk Meter checks your tax return for common audit triggers, shows whether your risk is high or low, and provides tips to help you reduce your chance of an audit.
Does the Hard Work For You
Asks Easy Questions, Tailored to You
Guides you step by step through your tax return and puts your answers on the right tax forms for you. Skips interview questions that don't apply to you to finish your return faster.
Automatically Fills in W-2 and 1099 Info
Gets your W-2 and 1099 data directly from over 400,000 participating employers and financial institutions and automatically puts it in the right tax forms. A brief summary lets you review and edit downloaded information if necessary.
Transfers Last Year's TurboTax Info
Fills in information from your previous year's return to save time and increase accuracy. Shows you what you're importing and where it goes in your return. You can also import data from other tax software including TaxACT and H&R Block At Home.
Imports Your Financial Data
Imports information from your financial software including Quicken, QuickBooks 2007 and higher, and Microsoft Money.
Makes it Easy to Hold Your Place
Flag areas in your tax return so you can get back to them easily
Provides Help and Advice When You Need It
Live Tax Answers
Get live answers online from TurboTax experts and other TurboTax users in our Live Community. Plus you'll have instant access to answers to commonly asked tax questions on every screen.
Straightforward Guidance & Advice
Find help on any tax topic from anywhere within TurboTax. Get explanations of specific tax areas and helpful examples when you need them.
Not sure how to answer a tax question? We'll guide you to the right answer, making your taxes even easier.
Explains Your Return
Shows you a summary of your return, including income, tax, credits and payments so you know your taxes are accurate. Provides recommendations to help you get an even bigger refund next year.
FREE Technical Support
Get answers from a TurboTax expert via phone or live chat.
Spots Errors and Show How to Fix Them
Smart Check Scans for Mistakes
Smart Check double-checks your return for errors, so you can be confident your taxes are done right.
Guaranteed Accurate Calculations
If you should get hit with an IRS or state penalty or interest due to a TurboTax calculation error, we'll pay you the penalty and interest.
Keeps You Up-to-Date with the Latest Tax Laws
With a single click you can check for updates each time you start to ensure your return includes the latest IRS and state tax forms.
Gets Your Refund Faster with Included Federal E-file
Shows Your Tax Refund in Real Time
Watch your refund add up as you complete your return. Our Dual Refund Monitor constantly displays and updates both your federal and state refunds (or taxes due) as you complete your federal return.
Federal E-file Included
E-file your federal return to get the fastest refund possible. Free federal e-file is included with TurboTax at no extra charge. If you're a returning user, we'll automatically transfer your e-file information from your previous year's return to save you even more time.
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Windows System Requirements Processor
1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or faster processor Operating System
Windows XP (32-bit) Home/Pro with Service Pack 3 or higher
Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Administrative rights required RAM
512 MB (1 GB recommended) Monitor
800×600 screen resolution (1024×768 recommended) Internet Connection
56 Kbps modem (Broadband connection recommended) Third Party Software
Microsoft .NET 4 (included with TurboTax Installer)
Adobe Reader 8 or higher CD-ROM Drive
2X CD-ROM drive Hard Disk Space
Federal Products: 500 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 if not already installed)
State Products: 15 MB
Federal plus State Products: 515 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 if not already installed) Printer
Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer
Mac System Requirements Processor
Intel-based 64-bit Processor Operating System
Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
Mac OS X v10.7.5 or later
Mac OS X v10.8.0 or later
Note: 64-bit required for Mac OS 10.6.8 Monitor
1024×768 screen resolution RAM
512 MB (1 GB recommended) Internet Connection
56 Kbps modem (Broadband connection recommended) CD-ROM Drive
2X CD-ROM drive Hard Disk Space
Federal Products: 330 MB
State Products: 30 MB
Federal plus State Products: 360 MB Printer
Any Macintosh-compatible inkjet or laser printer